As one of Adventism’s most high-profile critic of the pope many were surprised that Batchelor asked to interview Pope Francis. “We Adventists have legitimate concerns about the power of the papacy and it’s role in earth’s history,” said Batchelor. “I’ve talked a lot about my concerns about Pope Francis and I thought it was time to actually hear what he had to say in response.”
Although the pope is not slated to visit the Amazing Facts studios in Northern California, Batchelor will travel to meet the pope soon before his address to Congress in Washington DC. Papal aides have warned Amazing Facts that the pope’s schedule is subject to change and Batchelor said he is open to any eventuality.
“If I get bumped the DC trip won’t be wasted,’ said Batchelor. “I was planning on paying a visit to Ben Carson since he lives not too far away. I want him to really think about the prophetic implications of an Adventist US president.”
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